Answer these questions:
What is pinyin? Pinyin are words with tone marks.
Chinese is a tonal language. What does this mean? There are different tones in the Chinese language.
How many tones are there? There are 4 tones.
Describe how your voice changes for each tone
Tone 1 High flat sound
Tone 2 Rising sound
Tone 3 Down and up
Tone 4 Down (angry)
Finish this sentence: Chinese characters don’t show how words should sound.
What does ba (tone 1) mean? Tone 1 means 8.
What does ba (tone 4) mean? Tone 4 means the number Dad.